As amazed as I am by someone with a well honed illustrative craft, sometimes all I want to see is a ludicrous idea executed well. And Kelly Tindall, while capable of drawing a beautiful Big Daddy or a gorgeous Galactus, has some wonderfully absurd ideas: Black Canary as a literal canary, the Bride of Frankenstein made out of other monsters, Mary Poppins as a Borg, Chewbacca at a charity dinner and Kraven the Hunter through the teenage filter of Raven-Symoné.
Tindall is the creator of the snow leopard supernatural investigator Archie Snow as well as the co-creator of the webcomic That’s So Kraven!, which casts Kraven the Hunter, Spider-Man and Venom in their very own Disney Channel sitcom. In his illustration play, he has a particular affinity for the Bioshock aesthetic (and who could blame him?), plus he draws a mean Maleficent. Some of his most delightful pieces, though, come out of his warm-up sketches, in which he wanders through a number of media and styles with oddball effects. Perhaps more wonderfully weird webcomics will emerge from Tindall’s illustrative experiments.